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Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...Rhythm-and-blues singer-musician Maurice White (Earth, Wind and Fire) is 73. Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is 73. Actress Elaine Joyce is 71. Actor Tim Reid is 70. Paleontologist Richard E. Leakey is 70. Musician John...
U.S.-led university thrives in North Korea

...main funding came from So Mang Church, which is attended over the border in Seoul by the former South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak.The school teaches electrical and computer engineering; international finance and management; and agriculture...
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Obama, SKorea show united front against Pyongyang

...Park's visit was also focused on building a rapport with Obama, who had a close relationship with her predecessor, Lee Myung-bak.Lee took a hard line on relations with Pyongyang, cutting aid to the impoverished nation. While his approach...
A futile message to Pyongyang

...time while promoting the collapse of the North and its absorption by the South. The reason that South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's predecessors, Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun, kept the peace so successfully for eight years, avoiding...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dead at age 69

...South Korean media, including Yonhap news agency, said South Korea put its military on "high alert" and President Lee Myung-bak convened a national security council meeting after the news of Kim's death. Officials couldn't immediately...
Evidence overwhelming of N. Korea torpedo attack

...Cheonan's sinking to the U.N. Security Council. In separate telephone conversations with South Korean President Lee Myung Bak, Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to support South Korea in addressing the...
North Korea defies warnings, launches long-range rocket

...the Philippines said another part landed 300 kilometers (186 miles) east of the Philippines. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak planned an emergency national security council meeting Wednesday, and South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan...
60 years after war's start, South Korea's leader gives thanks to US

...democracy. I firmly believe that future generations in both countries will further advance the strong Republic of Korea-U.S. alliance into one befitting the spirit of the new age. ?Lee Myung-bak is president of the Republic of Korea.
Outside editorial: USDA's mad cow madness

...foreign countries into accepting U.S. beef standards, with limited success. Its recent deal with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak led to massive street protests. The USDA has had enough problems in recent years making sure that companies meet...
Protest beef industry subsidies

Earlier this week, more than a hundred thousand South Koreans demonstrated against newly elected President Lee Myung-bak, as his entire cabinet offered to resign. At the root of this massive protest was not a declaration of war against North...


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